Zymurgeist2 (2246) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2016 DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Nugget in Davis, CA. Pours a dark amber color. Tastes of caramel and spice, with a hint of hop. Solid beer.
On tap at Pluto’s in Davis. Pours a clear amber with moderate off white head. Taste and aroma are moderate caramel and slight floral aspects in the flavor. Everything seemed a little toned down here. Not bad. Oscbert (1302) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Pleasant malty aroma of bread, toffee, light hop woodiness
Pours an amberish copper color with creamy lasting off white head
Malty flavor, bread toffee and a decent amount of roast, woody hop.
Medium bodied, medium high co2, lasting bittersweet finish.
Very nice amber ale. Well balanced and interesting enough to keep drinking more
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fezzy (105) - California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Smells of red malt and bread, taste is both those (particularly big and bready) but with just enough hopping to provide a nice, crispy grapefruity dry finish. Not complex or mind-blowing, but a very nicely done Irish Red, for sure. Very drinkable. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Trade from a Sacramento friend, thanks Ed! Hazy dark amber with billowing 3-4 fingers of beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, malt, light biscuit/toast. Tastes of toast, biscuit, some dark fruit and malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Seems a bit off. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Labeled as an Irish red at their brewery, not as an amber ale as listed in places. I found this brewer to be completely underwhelming. This beer was true to the style, which was more than I can say for a few of the others, but utterly forgettable.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
This beautiful amber colored beer has a pleasing caramel aroma. It has a smokey flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap: dark amber pour with a small tan head. Aroma is soft with malt, a light toast and a liytle grain. Flavor is lightly sweet with malt turning into a tart grass hoppiness, bread and a grainy, yeast bitter finish. I like it with my meal, nice flavors but kind of filling. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a clear, caramel colored body.
The aroma is nice, but interesting for a red ale: chocolate and milk.
The taste is balanced: mild sweet caramel and mild bitterness. Quite drinkable.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Pleasant. maltman53 (472) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours tea color, nice malt sweetness/hop bitterness balance, finishes cleanly but without distinction. Just an okay expression of the amber ale style, not a great expression.